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Kids Film: Short Stories from the Neighbourhood 6+

44’

Hedgehogs And The City

Ezi un lielpilseta
Latvia 2012 / 10’

People start coming to the forest inhabited by the hedgehogs and their friends, and the forest replaces the city they built. The animals can't find a place for themselves in this new environment. To get rid of these unwanted tenants, they decide to follow the rules that govern the world of people and the iron laws of economics. Will they succeed?

director: Evalds Lacis
screenplay: Ēvalds Lācis
cinematography: Ēvalds Lācis
editing: Ēvalds Lācis
music: Kârlis Auzâns
animation: Māris Brinkmanis
producer: Māris Putniņš
production: Film Studio Animacijas Brigade
language: Polish voice-over
colouration: colour

How Shammies Bathed

Kā lupatiņi mazgājās
Latvia 2010 / 7’

Once, the four Shammies—Sockie, Mitten, Pillow and Hankie—watch as Mr. Cat cleans himself. After a hard day, they also decide to take a bath. In the bathtub, however, danger lurks in the form of the Water Monster.

director: Edmunds Jansons
music: Jēkabs Nīmanis
sound: Ģirts Bišs
animation: Mārtiņš Dūmiņš
producer: Sabīne Andersone
production: Atom Art
sales: liels un mazs
language: Polish voice-over
colouration: colour

How Shammies Guesed

Kā lupatiņi uzminēja
Latvia 2012 / 2’

The Shammies find a strange red object. They try to figure out what it is and what it's for. It turns out to be a button from Mitten's pants. But this sort of ordinary solution doesn’t satisfy them. The Shammies use their imagination to come up with their own answer.

director: Edmunds Jansons
music: Jēkabs Nīmanis
sound: Ģirts Bišs
animation: Mārtiņš Dūmiņš
producer: Sabīne Andersone
production: Atom Art
sales: liels un mazs
language: Polish voice-over
colouration: colour

How Shammies Teeter-tottered

Kā lupatiņi šūpojās
Latvia 2012 / 2’

Sockie, Mitten, Pillow and Hankie are trying to play on a swing, but it turns out that the biggest one among them, Pillow, weighs more than all the others combined. What should they do? Mr. Cat comes to help.

director: Edmunds Jansons
music: Jēkabs Nīmanis
sound: Ģirts Bišs
animation: Mārtiņš Dūmiņš
producer: Sabīne Andersone
production: Atom Art
sales: liels un mazs
language: Polish voice-over
colouration: colour

Lotte Joyrney South

Lotte reis Lõunamaale
Estonia 2000 / 10’

A little bird called Pippo gets separated from the flock he was flying south with and lands in the fireplace of a little girl named Lotte, who decides to help Pippo get back to his loved ones. It just so happens that Lotte's dad, an inventor named Oskar, has just finished building a flying machine. A friend of Oskar’s, the experienced traveler Klaus the dog, also decides to tag along on their journey. Two five-minute episodes from the 13-part Estonian animated series.

director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits
screenplay: Andrus Kivirähk, Heiki Ernits, Janno Põldma
editing: Janno Põldma
sound: Mati Schönberg
animation: Marje Ale, Eda Kurg, Kirsti Kurg, Ülle Metsur, Ruslan Piterja, Antanas Povilionis, Annely Põldsaar, Ebe Tramberg, Tarmo Vaarmets
producer: Kalev Tamm
production: Eesti Joonisfilm
language: Polish voice-over
colouration: colour

Miram's Kite

Miriami tuulelohe
Estonia 2013 / 5’

Miriam’s friend Hen loves to soar through the sky on a kite. But fun and games always have to come to an end, especially when your mother is calling you home. Hen finds this hard to accept and persuades Miriam's younger brother to play with her. When the kite flies away with him, Miriam and Hen come to the rescue!

director: Riho Unt
screenplay: Leelo Tungal, Peep Pedmanson
cinematography: Ragnar Neljandi
music: Tiit Kikas
sound: Tiina Andreas/Film Audio
animation: Marili Toome, Triin Sarapik-Kivi
producer: Andrus Raudsalu/Mait Laas
production: Nukufilm OÜ/Andrus Raudsalu
language: no dialogues
colouration: colour

Miriam by the Lake

Miriam järve ääres
Estonia 2017 / 5’

Miriam goes to the lake with her family. After a long and eventful day, everyone falls asleep in a tent, but Miriam's friend Hen can't fall asleep. She goes out for a walk, and in the middle of the night she hears hooting and sees eyes glowing in the dark. She grabs her camera to prove to everyone that monsters do exist.

director: Riho Unt, Sergei Kibus
screenplay: Leelo Tungal, Peep Pedmanson
cinematography: Sergei Kibus
editing: Riho Unt, Sergei Kibus
music: Tiit Kikas
sound: Tiina Andreas, Aleksandra Koel, Liisa Taul
animation: Marili Sokk, Triin Sarapik-Kivi
producer: Kerdi Oengo
production: Nukufilm OÜ/Andrus Raudsalu
language: Polish voice-over
colouration: colour

The Little Boat

Laivelis
Lithuania, Belgium 2016 / 3’

A little kitten falls asleep. What is it dreaming about? In its dream, stars appear on the walls, and the floor turns into an ocean that ordinary objects float on. There are four unusual sailors on the deck of a little shoe carried by the waves. The film's dreamy atmosphere is created by childlike drawings woven into an image of the sleeping cat. The animation is based on the poem “The Little Boat” by Daniil Kharms.

director: Giedrė Narušytė Boots
screenplay: Giedrė Narušytė Boots, Rasa Miškinytė
cinematography: Rasa Miškinytė
editing: Giedrė Narušytė Boots
music: Celine Ottenburgh
sound: Giedrė Narušytė Boots
animation: Giedrė Narušytė Boots
producer: Rasa Miškinytė
production: School of Arts Gent KASK, Era Film
language: Polish voice-over
colouration: colour